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PREFACE
CHAPTER-1-2
CHAPTER-3
CHAPTER-4-5-6-7
CHAPTER-8-9
CHAPTER-10-11
CHAPTER-12-13-14-15
CHAPTER-16-17
CHAPTER-18-19
CHAPTER-20-21-22
CHAPTER-23-24-25
CHAPTER-26-27-28
CHAPTER-29-30
CHAPTER-31.1
CHAPTER-31.2
CHAPTER-31.3
CHAPTER-32
CHAPTER-33
CHAPTER-34-35-36-37-38
CHAPTER-39-40-41-42
CHAPTER-43-44-45
CHAPTER-46-47
CHAPTER-48
CHAPTER-49-50
CHAPTER-51
CHAPTER-52-53
The Sex Life of the Gods. Michael Knerr. CHAPTER-1-2
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CHAPTER-9-10
CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18

symptom which I must not pass unmentioned. Some women during the years 

while the menopause is being established, and for some years after the 

menopause, experience a greatly heightened sexual desire. In some 

cases this increased libido is normal, that is, no other pathologic 

symptoms or local conditions can be discovered. In some cases the 

increased libido is distinctly due to local congestion, congestion of 

the ovaries, the uterus, etc. In some cases, I can distinctly testify, 

it is psychic or autosuggestive. Because the woman thinks, and 

believes that other people think, that she is soon going to lose all 

her sexuality, she unconsciously works herself up into a sexual 

passion which sometimes may be of long duration and may even lead to 

disastrous results. 

 

What to do in such cases? Where the woman's libido is normal or near 

normal, then naturally it should be normally gratified. But if the 

libido seems to be abnormally strong and the demands for sexual 

gratification are too frequent, then the woman should be treated and 

sexual gratification should not be indulged in, because in such cases, 

as a rule, sexual gratification only adds fuel to the fire, and the 

woman's demands may become more and more frequent, more and more 

insistent. In exceptional cases it may even reach the intensity of 

nymphomania. In such cases the aid of a tactful physician is 

indispensable. 

 

 

Change of Life in Men 

 

To people not familiar with the subject it sounds rather strange to 

speak of "change of life" in men. 

 

Man, possessing no menstrual function, cannot have any menopause, but 

still sexologists and psychologists who have studied the subject 

carefully are convinced that between the ages of forty-five and 

fifty-five men also undergo a certain change which may be spoken of as 

the change of life or the male climacteric. 

 

They become irritable, capricious, very susceptible to feminine 

charms, are apt to fall in love, and in many the sexual instinct is 

greatly increased. As in women, this increase of the sexual desire is 

sometimes due to pathologic causes, such as an inflamed prostate 

gland--in other cases it is of psychic origin. 

 

Just as a man should be particularly kind and considerate to his wife 

during her menopause, so the wife, understanding that her husband is 

going through a critical period, will also increase her tact, patience 

and consideration. 

 

 

 

CHAPTER NINETEEN 

 

THE HABIT OF MASTURBATION 

 

Definition of Masturbation--Its Injurious Effects in Girls as 

Compared with Boys--Married Life of the Girl Masturbator-- 

Necessity for Change in Injurious Attitude of Parents who Discover 

the Habit--Common-sense Treatment of the Habit--How to Prevent 

Formation of Habit--Parents' Advice to Children--Hot Baths as 


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